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    I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly how i'm going to carry when I have my license because the laws aren't exactly cut and dry about how you are able to carry, at least not from what I have read. Basically, I just want to know if I can carry like a police officer. I am going to have my CPL soon and I've been looking at guns and holsters and instead of getting a holster for open carry and a holster for concealed carry, I just want to carry my pistol on my side in a side holster (just like a cop) to keep the confusion level down. Can I carry like that and if I can what are the limitations (I understand PFZs so other than that). Like can I carry on my side without it being covered and have it still be ok if my jacket covers it up sometimes? I know this is a pretty basic question but just so I have it in text, I wanted to ask it and see what you guys thought. Thanks

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    Smithc11369 wrote:
    I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly how i'm going to carry when I have my license because the laws aren't exactly cut and dry about how you are able to carry, at least not from what I have read. If you have your CPL, you can carry your handgun concealed OR openly. Basically, I just want to know if I can carry like a police officer.I am going to have my CPL soon and I've been looking at guns and holsters and instead of getting a holster for open carry and a holster for concealed carry, I just want to carry my pistol on my side in a side holster (just like a cop) to keep the confusion level down. Do you man an Outer Waist Band Holster? Yes, you can carry it like a cop (open carry) with or without a CPL. Can I carry like that and if I can what are the limitations (I understand PFZs so other than that If you have your CPL and you OC (open carry) you can actually carry into most places that are off limits to carrying concealed with a CPL. Like can I carry on my side without it being covered and have it still be ok if my jacket covers it up sometimes? Yes, with a CPL this is OK.I know this is a pretty basic question but just so I have it in text, I wanted to ask it and see what you guys thought. Thanks

    Chad

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    This was recently made and should help you understand where you can and can't carry with or without a CPL.

    Click on the PDF file on the first post and read that. It's really straight forward. By the way, welcome to the forums!

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum30/36728.html

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    Ok cool thanks for the quick response. I appreciate your help with this.

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    T Vance wrote:
    Smithc11369 wrote:
    I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly how i'm going to carry when I have my license because the laws aren't exactly cut and dry about how you are able to carry, at least not from what I have read. If you have your CPL, you can carry your handgun concealed OR openly. Basically, I just want to know if I can carry like a police officer.I am going to have my CPL soon and I've been looking at guns and holsters and instead of getting a holster for open carry and a holster for concealed carry, I just want to carry my pistol on my side in a side holster (just like a cop) to keep the confusion level down. Do you man an Outer Waist Band Holster? Yes, you can carry it like a cop (open carry) with or without a CPL. Can I carry like that and if I can what are the limitations (I understand PFZs so other than that If you have your CPL and you OC (open carry) you can actually carry into most places that are off limits to carrying concealed with a CPL. Like can I carry on my side without it being covered and have it still be ok if my jacket covers it up sometimes? Yes, with a CPL this is OK.I know this is a pretty basic question but just so I have it in text, I wanted to ask it and see what you guys thought. Thanks


    Chad
    You raise a good point: you are much better off, from a 'where can I carry' standpoint, to carry OC everywhere with your CPL. Since there are facilities where you must carry openly with a CPL, there is never any doubt as to the legality.

    Just another answer to 'why do you OC?'

    Carry on

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    I carry everywhere with my
    cpl and I carry it open and in a shoulder holster.

    more people notice it there, and it makes for more interesting conversation in helping to educate the public in oc being completely legal.

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